Green Cantonese opera costume

Unknown Maker1946/1969

Museum of Vancouver

Museum of Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

Cantonese opera costume; emerald green with light and dark green sequins;

Heavily sequined green capelet, edged in two-toned green and white tassels; snap fasteners down front.

Purposefully knotted white rope belt with four two toned, green and white tassels.

Long green tunic with wide sleeves, ending in plain white water sleeves; heavily beaded throughout, exclusive of water sleeves; decorated with swirls, stripes, and stylized foliage (?); side slits on both sides; one side secured from top of slit to underarm with metal snap fasteners.


  • Title: Green Cantonese opera costume
  • Creator: Unknown Maker
  • Date Created: 1946/1969
  • Location Created: Guangzhou, China
  • Medium: Textile, synthetic dye, plastic, gelatin, metal

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